KD Finds: Favorite Smoky Food Finds
Inspired by the growing popularity of smoking foods, we've rounded up our favorite finds with smoky flavors. Read on to discover our five picks!
1. Laphroaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey
Not for the faint of heart, this whiskey's full-bodied flavor comes from the malted barley being dried over a peat fire, developing a smoky flavor that's unique to the island of Islay in the Western Isles of Scotland.
2. Mast Brothers Chocolate Bars
For high-quality, bean-to-bar chocolate, we trust Mast Brothers to deliver. Their Papau New Guinea bar, made with smoked cacao, delivers hints of smoked bacon and aged scotch, while the Vanilla and Smoke bar includes bourbon vanilla beans from Madagascar.
3. Kusmi Lapsang Souchong Tea
This Chinese black tea is smoked over pinewood fires to develop energizing flavor and aroma that's perfect to wake up to. We also think it'd be great for tea brines to infuse smoky flavors in food!
4. Falksalt Smoke
These pyramid-shaped sea salt flakes add crunchy texture and wonderful smoke-infused flavor to your dishes. We'll be sprinkling plenty of this over our cookout dishes this summer!
$7 for 4.4 oz; falksalt.com
5. Chiquilin Smoked Paprika
A must-have ingredient for Spanish cooking, pimentón, or smoked paprika, is the secret kick in chorizo sausages and paellas. It's the perfect spice to amp up the flavors of your barbecue pork and grilled kebabs!
$6 - $7 per 2.64 oz tin; amazon.com
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With barbecues on the brain, we're looking for new ways to experiment with outdoor cooking, and it seems the next natural step after grilling is to try smoking. The practice of smoking food continues to grow in popularity, and infusing smoky flavor in your dishes can bring wonderful and unique flavor. While a full-blown smoker may seem like a serious (but worthy!) investment, there are plenty of other ways to play with smoke in food.
Inspired by the smoked food trend, we've rounded up our favorite products that boast smoky flavors. From Irish whiskey known for its smoked peaty taste to smoked sea salt flakes, these five finds will take your taste buds on an adventure!
Check out the slideshow above to discover our five favorite foods with smoky flavors.